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1006587
May 28, 2001, 08:47
What black magic is involved with posting pictures?



Edited because it should say "Hey Jen... not "Hay Jen..."

Bryan
May 28, 2001, 12:14
post the picture to some type of web hosting such as photopoint. Obtain the URL that goes to that picture. Then insert the url into the syntax below:

http://whatever the url is

Dusty
June 30, 2001, 22:19
Do I need to post a link to something like photopoint or something else. I am really a novice to this digital camera.

EMDII
June 30, 2001, 22:21
Thread on this in the FAQ.

Dusty
July 01, 2001, 00:01
sorry I should have checked first

MonV
June 04, 2002, 10:23
Is there a how to section that gives us instructions on posting, moving one's post to another forum, posting pictures, using smiles, etc.

colt88
June 04, 2002, 14:54
Would also like some info on posting photos. Just bought a Toshiba PDR-M60 s0 that I can show off my .308 babys. colt88

Jen
June 04, 2002, 15:40
There's two ways to post photos:

1. Host the photos on a website or a free hosting service. From there you can use the [ img ] and [ /img ] tags (just stick the exact URL for the image in between those two tags with no spaces and make sure you remove the spaces in the tags as well) to show the picture. Just make sure the URL you use brings up nothing but the image. If it brings up a web page then it won't show.

2. Use the attach file option to attach your image directly from your computer to our server. The file needs to be a .gif or .jpg file and has to be under 102400 bites in size.

1feral1
August 27, 2002, 01:28
Anyone having the same problem?
Cheers,
1feral1

Mr pogo
August 27, 2002, 01:33
Wes, only contributors/moderators can post pics or polls now. Jen changed it a couple weeks or so ago due to bandwidth issues.

1feral1
August 27, 2002, 01:36
Can anyone assist me here.
Thanks.
1feral1

Mr pogo
August 27, 2002, 01:52
Checkest thy email.

EMDII
August 27, 2002, 06:05
Wes- 'attachments' require you to be a Contributor. You may still link to a hosted pic.

If you have needs, e-mail me a pic and I'll hlp out.

640x480, or smaller, please.

Gaspipe
January 28, 2003, 22:32
Jen:

For some darned reason, I cannot attach pics unless I use a third party host. It just ignores them, and I am forced to use Printroom and Hunting-Pics - whom absolutely trash the resolution.

Either I am retarded [a possibility], or there is some some sort of bad mojo in the ether for ol' Gaspipe.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

gunhead
January 28, 2003, 22:50
Hey Pipe;
I did'nt even know we could attach pics:sad:
I've been hosting them on my own web site:biggrin:
and linking them here.
Maybe you can if you are a contributor?
Rich

Jen
January 28, 2003, 22:50
hmm.... not sure what the problem is. Try again here to post something like one of the FAL logos at the top of the page inside the IMG tags and see if that works.

Gaspipe
January 28, 2003, 23:56
Attaching fn logo via tags workee AOK....

[IMG]http://www.falfiles.com/forums_upgrade/fn_logo.gif

Attaching file via 102.4k button no workee?

Don't cause yourself any heartburn, just wonderin'.....

TIA,

Jen
January 29, 2003, 01:12
gas: are you getting any message or is it just not posting the image?

Gaspipe
January 29, 2003, 09:29
Jen,

No messages, it just seems to ignore the image.

TIA,

Para Driver
January 29, 2003, 10:23
I'm having the same problem in REVIEWS, and it is because of the Moderation issue.

Gaspipe
February 02, 2003, 11:07
Para,

I had thought maybe it was just some forums after I read your post, but I can't attach a pic in any forum, not even the Images one.

I just went and d/l'd myself an FTP program and will use my gazillion Mb's of webspace at work.

Leithan
June 01, 2003, 17:06
How axactly do i post a pic?

Trixie
June 01, 2003, 17:58
If you are not a contributor to the Files, you need to have your picture hosted on the Internet.

1. First, upload your picture to a hosted server space. (For instance, AOL allows each screen name a couple of megs of space for uploading files, or see: Online Photo Resource Guide™ (http://www.andromeda.com/people/ddyer/photo/albums.html) for other options.)
Be sure to note/copy the URL for the uploaded picture.

2. Open either a Post New Thread or Post Reply window.

3. Type in your text, and when you want to insert the picture, click on the IMG button as shown in this graphic:

http://www.resourcepages.info/FAL/PostImg.gif

4. A small User Prompt/JavaScript Application window will open with:
----
Enter the text to be formatted:
[ IMG]xxx[/IMG ]
and an entry field which starts with:
http://
(paste or type in the URL for the hosted picture in this field)
----

5. Click OK and the image 'coding' will be inserted into your post.

NB: You can check how the graphic looks by clicking the Preview button below the posting window.

6. When the post is ready, click the Submit button below the posting window.


If you are a contributor to the Files, you can upload a picture/file with your post.

1. Make sure the file you want to upload is of the right size (102400 bytes max), and type (valid file extensions are gif jpg png txt zip bmp jpeg).

NB: You can use MS Photo Editor to edit a picture. Search for 'photoed.exe' on your computer. (On my WinXP, Home edition, MS Photo Editor is found in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd, but the app needs to be chosen by using the 'custom installation' choice for XP -- the normal installation does not load it.) Also, many people like to use IrfanView. Please see Post #49 (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=872611#post872611) on the next page.

2. Open either a Post New Thread or Post Reply window.

3. First type in the text you want to have with the picture (the picture will be added at the end of the post and you can only add one picture per post).

NB: When the text is ready, click the Preview button below the posting window to make sure the text is as you want it. Once you enter the file name to be added (instructions following) and you click the Preview button again, the file name to be uploaded disappears from the 'Attach file:' field and must be reentered.

4. Click the Browse button near the bottom of the posting window [Figure 1], below, to the right of Attach file: (Please observe that the information about file type and size is noted in this area of the posting window)

5. A Choose file window will open.

http://www.resourcepages.info/FAL/4contrib.jpg

6. If the choose file window opens with the List icon selected [Figure 2], click the Details icon [Figure 3]. This will give you the size of the files as you look at them. (Please note that of the two circled files, only the second is of the right size to upload, the 235KB file is too large.)

NB: The above illustrations were made on Windows NT. In Windows XP you would click the 'View Menu' icon and then select "Details" from the dropdown list:
http://www.resourcepages.info/FAL/XP.jpg

NNB: If you are using Netscape instead of IE, the window will be called 'File Upload' instead of 'Choose file'.

7. Select/highlight the file you wish to upload to the Files.

8. Click the Open button.

9. Click the Submit button just below the posting window and your post should contain the picture/file you wanted to upload.

NB: Remember that if you click the Preview button, the file name will disappear from the input field and will need to be reentered.


[Edit moved the "If you are a contributor..." explanation into this thread from Post #5 (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=829426#post829426) of the 'Any FREE photo hosting websites?' thread
and
corrected a post number to comform with the new merged thread]

Falfegnügen
June 01, 2003, 18:14
I'll be glad to host Fal Files pictures on my server for Fal Files members. Just email the pic to me and I'll place it on my server and email you back the URL. Email to: scottgs@scottgs.com

Klutch
June 06, 2003, 14:54
Falophile- any chance of getting an FTP so we could upload our own? Just curious. Maybe give me access to my own folder or something.

fresca
June 14, 2003, 09:35
I looked at everything in search, etc, but I still don't know. I am a contributor, but when I use the attach picture feature, nothing posts, I am just taking them from "my pictures" on my computer. Any suggestions about what I am doing wrong? In English?

Thanks,
Mike

EMDII
June 14, 2003, 09:46
Pics cannot exceed 102400 bytes in size. Resample/resize to an acceptable size. Remember JPG files autocompress and decompress, so the stored size is what matters. Make sure you 'BROWSE' to capture the pic from the folder, and VOILA!

fresca
June 14, 2003, 09:56
Your right, size matters!!
Thanks Ted

ProGunOne
July 01, 2003, 22:07
"Your right, size matters!!"

:uhoh: :uhoh:

TimH
July 02, 2003, 12:06
I have a follow up to this question. At the bottom in the forum rules it says that I cannot post attachments. Why? Thanks Tim

Para Driver
July 02, 2003, 12:40
Tim,
You gotta contribute buddy, like $10 or something...
Contributors only get to post pictures...
It's worth it to contribute, you'll get 100 times that back
in knowledge and savings on the group buys..

TimH
July 02, 2003, 15:08
Thanks Para Driver. I just registerd yesterday.

Para Driver
July 03, 2003, 10:49
TimH,
Welcome to a great bunch of guys.. gotta be on your toes around here...
I'll send Jen $10 in your name, so you can enjoy contributor status..
takes a week or so before it shows up...

EOD
August 20, 2003, 18:53
I know this has probably been done to death, but I can't find a good description through the search function. I've tried posting photos lately, and have posted them in the past. Apparently I'm doing something wrong though. I go to images, hit "post new topic," type in the text and subject, hit the browse button and open the file from "My documents," which conatins the photo, then submit thread. I've checked the image size, and I'm a contributor. What am I missing?

scout762
September 05, 2003, 14:53
Kind of a slow day so I have been browsing various photo sites and picked out 2 interesting (to me) photos to share on the board. The first time I posted I mistakenly attached the wrong photo to my text so I went back in using edit and deleted that post. I then re-posted using the correct photo. Now, when I try to post the other photo with my correct text I get the message that I have already posted that photo before and for me to avoid posting the same photo twice. I changed the name on my photo and it still won't let me post it, even if I go to a different forum. No big deal, I guess. The world will not come to an end if I don't get my photo posted but I just thought the problem was curious.

EMDII
September 05, 2003, 16:41
The Files remembers picture sources and data, and cares little about the name. So resize the photo a bit, or trim it to get rid of superfluous staff.

Prevents 'stacking' the Files by aberrant DOS hackers.

Stoney
September 06, 2003, 10:05
How I could post pictures before and now I can't?

EMDII
September 06, 2003, 11:27
Hs your Contributor status expired? you can check at your 'user cp' above: it'll show your Contribution dates and therefore whether or not your're active.

Check- here's why:
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=85149

Stoney
September 06, 2003, 14:17
EM
I'm good till 12-17-03, I'm current

sportsnut
September 07, 2003, 15:54
I have been unable to post pics for the last month. My membership status is good untill 1-31-2004 I have had this problem since i started using my new computer with XP. Any ideas:? :cry:
I probably posted a 100 pictuers in the past few years. Now i'm unable.

EMDII
September 07, 2003, 17:07
Odd. I'll get Jen to work on it: she IS the webmistress extraordinaire.

Are you having trouble using the 'Attach File' radio button? Or does it say you've already posted a pic of that (yadayada):?

PS- I use XP sans problemes.

Stoney
September 07, 2003, 20:53
pix attached using the browse button, shows the file, but when I preview, no pix.

sportsnut
September 08, 2003, 03:33
Originally posted by Stoney
pix attached using the browse button, shows the file, but when I preview, no pix.


DITTO

capman
October 14, 2003, 18:29
I sent in a contribution on 10-12-03. When can I expect my picture posting privledges to be unlocked?

cap

capman
October 15, 2003, 13:18
thank you.

cap

Trixie
January 18, 2004, 03:47
For additional information, you can go to the Reference and Data Section's Eureka! All the FAQs of the R&D Forum, at your disposal (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=502003#post502003) thread and click on the Photos & Pics: How, Where, Who... link.

EMDII
January 18, 2004, 06:56
Originally posted by EOD
I know this has probably been done to death, but I can't find a good description through the search function. I've tried posting photos lately, and have posted them in the past. Apparently I'm doing something wrong though. I go to images, hit "post new topic," type in the text and subject, hit the browse button and open the file from "My documents," which conatins the photo, then submit thread. I've checked the image size, and I'm a contributor. What am I missing?

You're not hosted. Since you're a Contributor, use the ATTACH FILE function, not the IMG button.

Jon Frum
February 26, 2004, 21:58
I cannot find the photoed.exe file on windows XP. How do I reduce the photos to a smaller size to fit?

Rooster
February 27, 2004, 01:30
Originally posted by WILD BILL
I cannot find the photoed.exe file on windows XP. How do I reduce the photos to a smaller size to fit?

I use a program called Irfanview to resize my pictures. It is a free program that can be downloaded at their site http://www.irfanview.com/ . Here is a short tutorial that I prepared for another user a while back.

Hope this helps. 99.9% of image editing needs can be done using the instructions below. Play with the other options under the "Images" menu as time allows. They are not neccesary but are sometimes fun to play with.


[list=1]
Resizing (For Posts)

Open image in Irfanview
Under the “Image” menu select the “Resize/Resample” option, a new indow will appear
At the bottom of this window, make sure the “Preserve Aspect Ratio” is checked
Change the units option of the left side to “Inches” (something that is probably more familiar to you)
Resize image to a size that you feel would be suitable to reduce file space (a 50% reduction in image size will reduce file space by 75 percent)
[/list=1]
[list=1]
Resizing (For Avatars)

Same as above but select “Pixels” instead of “Inches” and resize to required size allowed by site for your member status.
[/list=1]
[list=1]
Isolating A Section Of An Image (ie Cropping)

Open image in Irfanview
Draw a box around the section of the image you would isolate by clicking and holding down the left mouse button at the upper right-hand corner of the section you would like to isolate and dragging the mouse to the lower left-hand corner of the section you would isolate.
Release the mouse button
Under the “Edit” menu select the “Crop Selection” option
This will create a new image of the section that you just chose.
[/list=1]

EMDII
February 27, 2004, 18:02
Tada!

Love that IrfanView

Jon Frum
February 27, 2004, 19:03
Test. G1 on dock. Tada, Indeed!

EMDII
February 27, 2004, 19:16
Now trim that edge to about 1/4" around the pic and get rid of the deck. Distraction!

Nice rifle. Carry-Handle backwards on purpose?
:wink:

EMDII
February 27, 2004, 19:20
Comme ca:
Use 'SHIFT-G' and select Gamma Correction: you can universally adjust the light to get better definition. Play around: it works very well.

English Mike
February 27, 2004, 19:57
To get maximum impact from photo's, you should use the "rule of thirds".
What this means is that if you draw two equally spaced lines horizontally & two vertically, dividing the photo into nine equal parts, where they cross is the point of attraction in a photo/painting, so there are potentially six points in a photo that will give maximum impact.
This was told to me by a very well known photographer.

English Mike
February 27, 2004, 20:04
Like this:

Jon Frum
February 27, 2004, 20:34
I was just testing with a picture that I took a while back. Bad lighting, duck poop stains on dock.

Jon Frum
February 27, 2004, 20:51
Test. Jackolantern.

Ken B
May 12, 2004, 15:40
http://http://www.hunt101.com/img/153982.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=153982&c=500&z=1)http://www.hunt101.com/img/153982.jpg

gunhead
May 15, 2004, 16:30
Or you can go here without Signing up or anything:
http://www.imageshack.us/
Upload a file, then they send you a URL right away.
You copy & paste it here, simple as 1-2-3:D
and it works:)
Last for 1 year they say, dunno though:confused:
GL...
Rich

homelandprotector
March 26, 2005, 11:38
I have tried all the methods for posting a picture and it does not work, the picture is the right size also any suggestions

EMDII
March 26, 2005, 11:51
HP-
Something you're doing. When ALL of the other Contributors and Members can either ATTACH (C), or use IMG (M), then it's got to be something at your end. Some hsots are really just storage, and will not allow non-users (The Files, et al) to 'see' your stored pics. Choose wisely.

You say "The picture is the right size". Confused I am now.

Windustsearch
August 07, 2005, 05:13
I was posting in the outdoor forum and attached too many pics from a host. What is the actual limit/number of pics you can post?

gunhead
August 07, 2005, 21:34
If you host your pics here, its free with no registration required>
http://www.imageshack.us/
You upload your pictures to this site, one at a time.
Then they give you a "URL" or hotlink.
You copy this link & paste it into your Posting here.
If you just supply a HotLink to each picture thats hosted elsewhere, you can probably put as many as you like.
If you use the , this loads the pictures so the viewers need not click on the hotlinks.
This method take more time to load all the pictures & might not work if you put too many.
Try a Few & see what happens.
Here is one I did for you to see>
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/9065/fn4941qr.jpg
GL..Rich

Windustsearch
August 07, 2005, 23:15
Thanks gunhead, I've got the procedure down and everything. I am just curious as to how many I can attach in one post. I put 10 or so in one and was presented with a page that said I had attached too many images.

EMDII
August 08, 2005, 10:21
I recall an absolute size limit on a single post. You might consider breaking your thread into separate posts. Meanwhile, I'll check the default settings.

Windustsearch
August 08, 2005, 15:05
Thanks Ted. I'll give it a shot.

ILM Sniper
February 17, 2007, 19:56
Contribution still not showing up about 15 days since I donated.

Anyone else having the same problems?

mitchellh
February 17, 2007, 20:57
Originally posted by ILM Sniper
Contribution still not showing up about 15 days since I donated.

Anyone else having the same problems?

Use imageshack in the mean time. I've found it somwhat easier.

Pluribus
March 05, 2009, 00:25
test

blackmatt
September 26, 2011, 22:05
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/dsc0353s.jpg/

Dave Hume
September 11, 2012, 08:51
test
http://s1054.beta.photobucket.com/user/jchleva/media/b0bee974.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Widgt
January 04, 2013, 21:20
http://imageshack.us/content_round.php?page=done&l=img255/6444/reklamaprackytatramat.jpg

Widgt
January 04, 2013, 21:21
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6444/reklamaprackytatramat.jpg

Widgt
January 05, 2013, 00:49
Holy Sh*t balls it worked! Now If I can only remember what I did...

DzNutz
July 21, 2013, 08:30
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3966/ontk.jpg

0750turbo
August 12, 2013, 09:42
Is there a way around the 100kb limit on JPEG attachments? When I get done resizing mine to meet that limit, the image is so small you can't really see it yet I see other post very large and clear images within the threads. What am I missing?

Craig

nearmisses
August 25, 2013, 10:50
Is there a way around the 100kb limit on JPEG attachments? When I get done resizing mine to meet that limit, the image is so small you can't really see it yet I see other post very large and clear images within the threads. What am I missing?

Craig

Try shooting the pic in 640x480 on your camera, email setting, they come out about 70-90KB that way

NEWFNL1A1
August 25, 2013, 12:17
Try shooting the pic in 640x480 on your camera, email setting, they come out about 70-90KB that way

Nearmisses is correct.

Digital image file sizes are governed by actual display dimensions (LxW) and display resolution. For posting on the web, you don't need a resolution that exceeds a standard screen resolution of around 640x480.

Bigger files sizes with higher resolutions are great for printing the images or viewing single images in HD.


With Windows:

A quick way to size an existing pic for use on the web is to display the image on your screen in Windows Picture Viewer (or your default program). Then size the pic to the desired size (LxW) to fit your post. Now use the Windows "Snipping Tool" to take a "screenshot" of the image. Carefully crop your image to the dimensions of the original, then name and save the new copy of your orig image.

This does two things:

1) Sizes and makes the image the correct display resolution.

2) Erases any imbedded data in the original image such as time, date, user, camera type, GPS data etc.

It may take several attempts the first couple of times to balance image size to the right file size but with practice it's quick and easy.

Widgt
November 26, 2013, 15:17
http://imageshack.us/a/img252/4164/mcqueenandme.jpg